FEST Showcase to determine opening act for Ying Yang Twins

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board and Student Activities will present the FEST Showcase 5 p.m. Thursday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
The act chosen by audience members will open for the Ying Yang Twins at FEST April 25.
Bands performing in the showcase consist of Marshall students.
Lee Tabor, coordinator of student activities, said each band will perform fifteen minute previews.
“This gives family, friends, community members and students the opportunity to enjoy some local music,” Tabor said.
The seven acts include: Emily Davis, DJ Rhys Rogers, DJ Incline, Four Mile, Wilson, The Settlement and Fallen South.
Audience members will vote through text messaging.
“It will be done American Idol-style,” Tabor said. “So, the audience will get to preview each act for fifteen minutes to kind of get a small taste.”
Audience members will choose the act they want to see perform by texting the number provided with the number of the act they enjoyed the best.
Acts for the showcase were chosen from CAB on the Plaza, hosted every Monday during the fall semester. Potential acts auditioned during the event. The finalists were chosen by students through a rating process.
“I think it’s super important to get students involved with that prospective because their student activity fees pay for all the entertainment we do,” Tabor said. “Anytime CAB and the office of student activities can facilitate their opinion on what they want to see, what they want to take part in and what they want to experience, it just helps our office and campus activities board serve the students in the best way possible.”
Tickets for FEST will go on sale April 1. General admission student tickets are $20 and $30 for non-students.
Day passes are available for $5 for students and $10 for non-students. These tickets will allow access to performances starting at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Mikaela Keener can be contacted at [email protected].